Chickpea soup, leftover from one of the many soups that neeuqdrazil tends to make for Stitch and Bitch. As is my wont, I added cajun spice. Yummy and filling.
Album: Ego Likeness' Breedless
Genre: Darkwave all the way. "Darkwave" is more or less what you call goth music made after 1990. Heavier on synths and drum machines with less guitar than the goths who came before.
Similar Bands: Crüxshadows, The Birthday Massacre, earlier Abney Park, Autumn.
Review: It was nice to get back to my gothy roots for a bit. tickly_girl posted a video of Ego Likeness a while back after she saw them at a con, and I was intrigued enough to go find a bunch of free live tracks that the band had up. EL has great female vocals that remind me of Autumn (I have no idea how obscure Autumn are - I saw them at Hallowmas in 1999). The lyrics have nice mythic references, and just enough angst. The music demands standing on a hilltop at night during a full moon, brooding. Not that I have ever done anything like that. While not as aggessively driven as a lot of the other stuff I've picked up lately, Ego Likeness is definitely very dance-worthy. Just the thing to dust off your "unscrew the light bulb" and "lost a contact lens" moves. I defintely enjoyed this album, and fully intend to pick up more of thier stuff later.
Playlist Potential: I need some sort of goth/darkwave smart playlist. I just need to work out how to tag everything properly.